Chipotle Cherry Sauce is the perfect recipe for broiled salmon. Create a special dinner with this sweet and tart sauce with “heat notes” from the chipotle. Made with our Black Cherry Jam.
Hello my friends, I’m pretty excited to talk about the Chipotle Cherry Sauce that I made last week for Geoffrey. I love cooking for him, but sometimes I get pretty lazy and I don’t feel like going to the kitchen and spending my free time there.
Sometimes it’s difficult having a full-time job and also dedicating the extra time to Spoonabilities even though I love to cook and make special meals. My new golden rule in the kitchen is to cook recipes that will take less than 30 minutes to prepare. After all we try to bring you “Easy 1-2-3 Recipes” too!
This cherry chipotle sauce is very versatile and matches with any kind of protein like pork, duck, game or chicken, and of course salmon. There is a three steps process to help infuse the flavor into this salmon.
Marinate the Salmon
First, combine the L’Epicurien Black Cherry Jam (available in our online shop), orange juice, and chipotle in a glass dish or plastic bag, and marinate the salmon for 10 minutes.
Broil the Salmon
During this step, you broil for 11 or 12 minutes, and turn the salmon over once during this process. Another option is to use the marinate mixture and glaze the salmon every three minutes for a deeper flavor and a beautiful color.
Create the Cherry Chipotle Sauce
The third and last step is to cook the chipotle cherry marinate with tequila until the alcohol has evaporated – around 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the heat and add fresh cilantro.
I accompanied this beautiful broiled salmon with a simple Lemony Israeli Couscous.
I set the table in a simple but elegant way right next to the balcony which made the whole dinner very special. We had the most amazing time.
Black Cherry Jam
This Black Cherry Preserve is from one of our favorite producers, L’Epicurien, which is one of the strongest supporters of our small shop. This is Geoffrey’s favorite new jam. He likes to mix it in chocolate ice cream, or put it on top of broiled peaches. My favorite is Mr. & Mrs. Greek Kalamata Fig Jam. Well, I mean anything with fig will be on the top of my list, but their Fig Jam is on the very tippy top.
Black Cherry jam is made with cherry varieties from the Bigarreau cherries family, known for their exceptional taste qualities. They are heart-shaped cherries with hard, crisp and sweet flesh. This jam has bountiful quantities to get as many beautiful and juicy morello cherries in every jar. Tell me, how those ingredients sound to you?
This jam is exceptionally good with brie & fresh goat cheese. You can create fabulous dishes like our Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing, Broiled Peaches, Tortilla Roll-ups, pour it over cheesecake, and for the summer make some semi-homemade Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream I mention above.
Enjoy your week!
Chipotle Cherry Sauce recipe is perfect for broiled salmon for a special dinner. This sauce has a sweet and tart taste with heat notes from the chipotle. You can use this sauce to marinate your salmon, chicken, duck, game or pork and use as a glaze for the final layer to intensify the flavor to the dish. This sauce recipe includes our Black Cherry Jam from our producer L’Epicurien.
Note: Chipotle Cherry Sauce will go perfectly with roast duck, pork or chicken.
- In a small glass baking dish, stir together the Cherry Jam, orange juice, and chipotle.
- Add the salmon filet in the cherry-chipotle mixture. Pour some sauce over the salmon, cover with a lid.
- Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes to marinade; turning once.
- Preheat broiler. Place the oven rack 4-5 inches away from the broiler.
- In a baking sheet pan, cover with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray and place on the salmon.
- Broil salmon for about 11 minutes, Turning once.
- While salmon is cooking, transfer Chipotle Cherry Sauce to a small saucepan; bring to a boil; reduce heat to low.
- Stir in the cilantro and the tequila. Keep cooking on low until the alcohol evaporates.
- Transfer salmon to serving plates; top with Chipotle Cherry Sauce and serve immediately.
Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 45%, Calcium 3%, Iron 5%
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: International
- Serving Size: 8 oz Salmon
- Calories: 441
- Sugar: 4.9 g
- Sodium: 119.3 mg
- Fat: 26.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.8 g
- Protein: 41.1 g
- Cholesterol: 109.1 mg